A future built on tradition

Success story since 1961

November 1961 saw the beginning of an unusual success story. At just 20 years of age, Reinhard Wirtgen set himself up as a self-employed road haulier with a single truck to his name. This step marks the birth of WIRTGEN GmbH. Since then, that one-man company has blossomed into a construction machinery specialist of international renown and a central pillar of the WIRTGEN GROUP.

Reinhard Wirtgen

Founder of the compay

A passion for road construction and mining, know-how and experience acquired through a pioneering spirit, a driving desire to innovate and find the right solutions for customers time and again: these are the qualities that permeate the history of WIRTGEN GmbH. The family-run company successively expanded its product range, morphing from a pure service provider into a manufacturer of construction machinery and the world market leader in cold milling machines, recyclers, soil stabilizers and surface miners.

History of our technologies

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